All too often MMORPG gamers are pigeonholed into categories of "a PvP gamer" or "a PvE gamer". The simple truth of the matter is, the vast majority of us enjoy both. Infinitely smashing AI and grinding gets dull, but so do endless duels and wars.

Choosing the best weapon in New World is incredibly important. In Amazon Games' New World, there are no formal classes. You advance weapon skills by using them for prolonged periods of time. That means, if you want to become the best player that you can be then ideally you should choose your late game weapon as early as possible.

So what is the best weapon for PvE and PvP in New World?

The Fire Staff. Unless Amazon Games decides to nerf it, the Fire Staff seems like the best weapon for both large-scale PvE content like War as well as for scorching hoards of squishies in PvE. Why? Because it’s area-of-effect attacks (the Flamethrower) do devastating amounts of damage in tight spaces.

There is a caveat to this judgement, the Fire Staff only excels at later levels once it is upgraded enough to not hoover up your mana. At early levels, the Fire Staff is not so effective. But from a tactical perspective, that’s all the more reason to start using it early.

The Fire Staff is the Best Weapon in New World for PvP and PvE

What is the Best Weapon for New World Duels?

1v1 battles admittedly require a different approach for both PvE and PvP; if you think New World 1v1 battles will be your focus, then we’d suggest building a Dexterity focused character and utilising the Rapier. Specifically focusing on the Grace mastery will allow you to dodge and deflect blows with a speed and precision that your opponents will find impossible to counter. is committed to bringing you all the freshest, funniest, and most insightful MMO news. If you enjoyed this content, why not share it with your community? And make sure that you never miss our updates and exclusive giveaways by following and favouriting us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.